India’s sports-focused live-streaming platform, FanCode has acquired the digital rights to the 11th season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The contest will start on August 17 and last until September 25. The Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL), which takes place from September 1 to September 11, will also be broadcast live on the platform.
Indian batter Ambati Rayudu will also be playing in the CPL for St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, while Shreyanka Patil will compete for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the WCPL. Cricket enthusiasts can follow all the action on FanCode’s mobile apps (Android, iOS), TV apps (available on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Jio STB, Samsung TV, Airtel XStream, OTT Play, WatchO, and www.fancode.com), and website (available on both Android and iOS).
The first season of the CPL, one of the oldest T20 cricket leagues in the world, was played in 2013. The annual league has some of the greatest stars in the sport, and this year won’t be any different. Some of the players participating are Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Faf du Plessis, Alex Hales, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine.
A total of 34 games will be played in the CPL 2023 among six teams. The teams are St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Royals, Saint Lucia Kings, and Jamaica Tallawahs. A few games will start around 7:30 PM IST to accommodate Indian viewers. This year’s competition will be held in Saint Lucia, St. Kitts, Barbados, Trinidad, and Guyana, among other locations. Additionally, the WCPL is back and will last longer with more players.
Pete Russell, CEO, CPL, said, “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with FanCode in India for the fourth consecutive year. Through this partnership, we continue to reach the large cricket loving audiences in India and this year we look forward to welcoming Indian players Ambati Rayudu and Shreyanka Patil to the fold. Every year CPL is breaking new records of viewership and this year we hope to continue the trend.”
Yannick Colaco, Co-Founder, FanCode, said, “Our partnership with CPL has grown from strength to strength and we are delighted to be bringing all the cricket action from the Carribean once again to fans in India. This year’s CPL promises to be bigger and better, with some of the top stars from both women’s and men’s games featuring.”
The CPL is being streamed on FanCode for the fourth year in a row. CPL is one of the most well-liked leagues around the globe and is quite well-liked in India. A record-breaking 721.8 million people watched the whole CPL 2022 season, setting a new high for the competition. The competition attracted more than half a billion viewers for the third year in a row, making it the second most-viewed T20 League in the globe.